The Bureau of Women’s Affairs was awarded a U.S. Department of Labor Fostering Access, Rights, and Equity (FARE) Grant in the amount of $254,348 in October 2021, to fully fund a series of informational sessions and outreach about workplace harassment.

Women were more adversely affected by the pandemic due to the fact that industries in which a majority of females are employed, such as hospitality, retail, home health care, etc. USDOL found that many women who were experiencing various forms of workplace harassment were not complaining about it because they either did not realize the behavior they were experiencing was harassment, or they were afraid to report it for fear of retribution or of losing their job.

BWA is presenting 15 informational meetings around the island between now and March 2023, to inform women and other marginalized residents about workplace harassment: what it is; how to recognize it, and how you as an employee can stop on-the-job harassment.

Meetings to date:
August 24, 2022 - 6:00 pm Sinajana Community Center
August 30, 2022 - 6:00 pm Tamuning Senior Center
September 6, 2022 - Virtual meeting with Micronesian Resource Center One-Stop Shop 
September 20 - 6:00 pm Astumbo Senior Center, Dededo
October 10 4:00 pm & October 11 6:00 pm - GCC Multipurpose Auditorium

Future meetings TBA.

If you would like BWA to present a Workplace Harassment Information Session to your group or organization, please call us at 671-475-9162 or email